Day Trip To Historic Kawagoe From Tokyo

Take a step back in time (figuratively of course) and visit a small slice of Edo era Japan, also known as the ancient castle town of Kawagoe. Spend the day with one of our friendly hosts strolling among the 17th century wooden buildings and charcoal-tiled houses of the kurazukuri (warehouse) district. Marvel at the Toki no Kane Tower or stop by the Festival Museum to glimpse the three story floats that parade the streets. From the Hattori Museum of Folklore and the Kawagoe Castle to soya shops and Penny Candy Lane – there’s so much to experience.

Within 24 hours after booking you’ll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you’ll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You’ll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.
* Duration: 6 hours
* Starts: Tokyo, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Take a step back in time (figuratively of course) and visit a small slice of Edo era Japan, also known as the ancient castle town of Kawagoe. Spend the day with one of our friendly hosts strolling among the 17th century wooden buildings and charcoal-tiled houses of the kurazukuri (warehouse) district. Marvel at the Toki no Kane Tower or stop by the Festival Museum to glimpse the three story floats that parade the streets. From the Hattori Museum of Folklore and the Kawagoe Castle to soya shops and Penny Candy Lane – there’s so much to experience.

Within 24 hours after booking you’ll receive a short questionnaire about your personality and interests. Based on your responses, you’ll be assigned a like-minded host. Your host will communicate with you directly to suggest an itinerary to help you discover what makes the city unique. You’ll also agree on a meeting time and place. Your itinerary is flexible, so during the experience, you can always change your mind about what you want to do.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Kawagoe Hikawa Shrine, 2-11-3 Miyashitamachi, Kawagoe 350-0052 Saitama Prefecture

Join a host to travel by train to Kawagoe, and immerse yourself in Edo-era Japanese heritage, discovering wooden buildings and charcoal-tiled houses of the kurazukuri (warehouse)

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may

differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Toki no Kane, 15-7 Saiwaicho, Kawagoe 350-0063 Saitama Prefecture

Marvel at the Toki no Kane Tower or embark upon some retail therapy, shopping for handmade wares, local crafts, souvenirs and unique foods lining quaint streets

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may

differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Kawagoe Castle Honmaru Palace, Japan, 〒350-0053 Saitama, Kawagoe, Kuruwamachi, 2-chōme−2−13−1

Visit famous sites like the majestic Honmaru Goten Castle and hear tales of lords and epic battles

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may

differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Kawagoe Ichibangai Shopping Street, Nakacho, Kawagoe 350-0063 Saitama Prefecture

Explore Penny Candy Lane, and stop to try some traditional Japanese sweets

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences

Pass By: Kugedohikawa Shrine, 2785 Kugedo, Kawagoe, Saitama 350-0011, Japan

Go to the Hikawa Shrine and write a note to one of the deities on a wooden plaque

IMPORTANT: As this is a private and personalised experience, the places you visit may differ from those listed and these will be chosen by your host based on your interests and preferences